Mississippi Executes Mitchell

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Thursday to block the execution of a convicted killer.

William Mitchell, 61, was convicted in the Nov. 21, 1995, slaying of Patty Milliken, 38, who disappeared after walking out of the Majik Mart convenience store in Biloxi where she worked
to have a cigarette with Mitchell.

Milliken's body was found the next day under a bridge. She had been "strangled, beaten, sexually assaulted and repeatedly run over by a vehicle," according to court records. Mitchell was
convicted of capital murder in 1998.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection.

Earlier on Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, denied Mitchell's request for a stay.

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  • by Carolyne on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM
    I agree with Tara. They should be put in General Population and treated the same way they did their victims.
  • by Angela Location: NC on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM
    Hope my brothers murderes get the same.
  • by Randy on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM
    You got what you deserved
  • by tara Location: clarksdale,ms on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:23 PM
    William Mitchell,shows no remorse and should not have been released from the past crimes he served time for. As a past employee of Unit 32 DEATH ROW INMATES are a JOKE, They are too pampered and should be treated as other inmates,work the fields,yards crew, and be assigned work activities. Death Row inmates sentences sould be carried out within five years of the courts ruling. Theses inmates have too much time to think and play the courts.THEY COST US TAXPAYERS DOLLARS. MAKE DEATH ROW INMATES WORK!!!! The Death Row Inmates should all be housed at UNIT 17. Then they may should some remorse and fae the facts that they have done wrong and should be punished for their crimes.
  • by Randy Location: Queen City on Mar 22, 2012 at 04:59 PM
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